1.    03 Jul 2016 #1
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    New Jersey
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    Windows 10 Home

    Clean installation


    What's up guys?

    I need to do a clean install of my laptop, but I wasn't to preserve its factory install key and registration. Hope do I go about doing this preferably on a USB flash drive? I need to preserve its key and activation for the clean install.
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  2.    04 Jul 2016 #2
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    Run showkeyplus to get key.

    To reinstall create a usb stck using windows 10 media creation tool.

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  3.    04 Jul 2016 #3
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    When you run showkeyplus, if it shows a Windows 8/8.1/10 OEM product key in the bottom spot, that is stored in bios/UEFI and already preserved permanently on the computer. A clean install of Windows 10 will use that product to both install and activate itself and should not even ask you to enter a product key or which version (Home or Pro) you want.

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    If it is a Windows 8/8.1 product key, Windows 10 will always convert it to the generic Windows 10 product key and activate with a digital entitlement/license.
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  4.    04 Jul 2016 #4
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    Thread Starter

    ok, i found my serial using speccy, but idk if its enbedded in bios. i have a USB key made, but i did it from another PC entirely. should i remake another USB to install? or will it be ok for this PC as well?
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  5.    04 Jul 2016 #5
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    Windows 10 installation USB flash drives are not computer specific and are good for any computer.
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  6.    04 Jul 2016 #6
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    Thread Starter

    awesome! thank you!
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